BioWare shifts resources to Anthem and debates SWTOR’s future

Talk about putting all of your eggs into one basket. While BioWare is nominally working on both the next Dragon Age title and Star Wars: The Old Republic, Kotaku reports that most of the studio’s personnel and resources are being devoted to the development of 2019’s multiplayer Anthem.

The outlet said that it had spoken with several unnamed sources close to the project that say BioWare is staking its future on Anthem as the studio continues to reassign employees to this title.

“There’s a belief that if Anthem doesn’t live up to EA’s expectations, BioWare will look very different in the future, especially after the disappointment of Mass Effect Andromeda led to EA absorbing BioWare Montreal into the studio EA Motive,” the article said.

SWTOR players may have reason to be concerned over the future of their MMO in light of rumors that BioWare is considering shuttering the title. Kotaku said there is no definite decision as of yet: “BioWare has also discussed ending development on the multiplayer online game Star Wars: The Old Republic, my sources said, although one person familiar with the studio told me recently that plans are still up in the air.”

Our own SWTOR columnist Larry thinks that this isn’t going to happen.

Source: Kotaku, PCGamesN
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